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bg



bg

 [

jobIDs

]

Put the current job or the jobIDs in the background. See also "Job Control" at the end of this section.

Example

To place a time-consuming process in the background, you might begin with:

4% 

nroff -ms report




CTRL-Z

and then issue any one of the following:

5% 

bg


5% 

bg %

	
Current job

5% 

bg %1

	
Job number 1

5% 

bg %nr

	
Match initial string nroff

5% 

% &


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